What Shamu Taught me about a Happy Marriage by Amy Sutherland
It got me thinking about my own husband (whom I love madly), the things about him that irk me, and if the Shamu technique might work on him. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I like a good experiment almost as much as a spontaneous interpretive dance.
I wonder if it will modify:
- slurping (soup, chocolate milk, coffee, etc.)
- wearing clothes until they disintegrate
- chocolate milk stains slurped every night...with a spoon.
- soap on the ceiling (he showers like a wet dog)
- hair clippings in the bathroom sink
- losing things like....
- Satchel's winter coat
- Satchel's toy/binky chain
- Satchel's cloth book (Satch loved the bunny in his underpants)
- Satchel's teething beads
My husband claims to be a feminist and states that it is not my job to clean up after him so here are a few things I don't understand:
- Why does he not wash the splattered oil off the stove from the fried eggs he made four days ago for lunch because he didn't want the egg salad that I made?
- Why does he waste energy running the dish washer for 5-6 items rather than hand wash his favorite coffee mug for the next morning?
- Why does he leave the hedge clippings where they fall on the front porch for me to pick up?